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Right now I'm seeing some panic type posts on other blogs and boards about the fact that Lane has eluded to keeping with the Tampa 2 because he doesn't want to change up the scheme too much on the players. Obviously, that would be a nightmare scenario on many levels because a) it means that Lane is completely unaware of the root cause of the issues on defense and b) aside from changing the head guy on defense nothing will really change.
Now, I'm thinking a lot of this is just hand wringing and such as we all dangle a bit in the wind waiting for the D.C. announcement, but given that Lane has already indicated he will not be seeking help on playcalling on offense, displaying reluctance to change what is woefully lacking on that side of the ball, there is more than just smoke to the notion that he won't make any broad schematic changes on defense either.
nick aliotti will be the next dc. Will be announced after the fiesta bowl
(cough) (cough) Bullsh#t (cough)
Great analysis. He let his dad walk, just so they can keep the same habits, scheme and philosophy.
Hint: You will not see the results of the move based on the base scheme of the incoming DC. The need for adjustments, adaptation to (his own/the opposing) personnel and willingness to take input from other staffers ARE THE REASON THIS MOVE WAS MADE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
In short, you don't know what the hell you're talking about, because the situation has not even begun to play out yet. This is the only insight I have on the topic.
Not saying it won't be a nightmare scenario for some as you say here in keeping with the "Tampa 2" because I am 100% sure some will cry to high heaven about it.......some might question their football knowledge if that was the stance they took simply for that reason.
Was it a nightmare for them when Pete Carroll was here as well and had his vaunted defenses rollin'? He was running this same defense as well. He has run a 4-3 and variations of the Tampa 2 since he was a G.A. at Arkansas State and his defensive coordinator he learned from was.........Monte Kiffin. All types of different variations and schemes you can use, but to simply call it a failure because of this year is silly. You need the right horses to run it properly, it just a let down at times this year for many reasons.
At the very least I believe they will be leaning to a coordinator who's comfortable with the 4-3 as he will be under Coach O who seems he favors that. Mixing it up and fresh are usually welcomed, but they do have to mesh with the other staff and players they've already recruited this defense for.
Or maybe I'm way off, wouldn't be the first time.
My thoughts and insight, are that you should step away from any scheme or coaching mentalities. The panic seems to come from you. You are a jumper....from conclusion to conclusion, you are dying to jump.
Simply wait for the season to start, and then just enjoy watching the games free of your self-inflicted turmoil that is the search for a new DC and/or the viability of the Tampa 2 remaining on life support here at USC.
If not, you are going to hurt yourself.
This post was edited by Trojan Conquest 16 months ago
Hi, please stop feeding the troll, thanks.
Everyones so dramatic on here, I though this was an interesting post.
We dont know whats going to happen until it happens, but my personal opinion is hes going to try and bring someones "who's had succes stopping the spread" who can recruit, and someone he can get along with. If this DC's scheme is the Tampa 2, I still think hell do better because it was other reasons, not only scheme, that our defense struggled with. Preferably, not though.
Wish someone would just ban the troll.
Pretty sure this poster has been banned under a different alias in the past. I'm also pretty sure that if we give the poster enough rope, the poster will hang himself again.
Nick allow Alot-tti? No thank you.
Lmao at some of you people. It was a relatively innocuous question with some underlying concerns. Sure, was there some jumping to conclusions? Yes. But give the history of Lane and his decisions to date, there is room for some concern.
Look, I get that this board is the bastion for people who still think USC is the top football team in the Pac 12, but the reality is this team is coming off one of the most overhyped, overrated seasons in the history of college football. There are significant concerns with the leadership of the team under Lane Kiffin and his decision making is not above reproach.
I'm sorry if a request for some clarity offends some of you. Perhaps your identity is so closely wrapped up in the idea of USC football as infallible to consider such a request for what it is rather than lashing out. Yes, it may be early to speculate on the new DC. But people seem free to speculate on which recruits USC gets and on who the DC may be, but apparently only if done so in the most positive light possible.
If the tone of my original post was poor, I apologize. I was legitimately interested in opinion not attacks. Apparently, anything less than we're getting every recruit ever! Or, Banker will be the greatest DC ever (even though he's apparently not even the target)! is unacceptable. Awesome.
Are you serious? I've never been banned before. Get over yourself. It was an honest question. Good grief.
Yes, let's ban everyone with an opinion that isn't 100% pollyannaish. Good idea.
This team was 7-5 and over the last 3 years had the worst defense USC has ever fielded. That should be a concern.
And if speculation is what you're upset about, I suggest you read the other posts on this board which are essentially 95% speculation. Problem is, the speculation in this instance doesn't have the tidy bow, all is right, USC will be #1 next year, sentiment that apparently is all that is tolerated in this forum.
Message received. Carry on with your head-sand-burying act.
Man, careful. The group think lynch mob will be out to ban you soon too. Heretic!
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Epic Post! Best one I've ever seen. Right up there with SS tasty Nuggets! +1
This post was edited by V4VICTORY 16 months ago
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